May 2015 Content Update

There were fourteen new titles and two updated titles released to Complete Core in May 2015, as well as two retired titles. There are now 1076 titles in the Complete Core collection. If you subscribe to this package, see a full title list in your Admin account (log-in required), or check it out on our corporate site. If you're interested in upgrading your account to the Complete Core package, email


New Complete Core Titles: 


100 Ideas that Changed Graphic Design

ISBN: 9781856697941

This book demonstrates how ideas influenced and defined graphic design, and how those ideas have manifested themselves in objects of design. The 100 entries, arranged broadly in chronological order, range from technical (overprinting, rub-on designs, split fountain); to stylistic (swashes on caps, loud typography, and white space); to objects (dust jackets, design handbooks); and methods (paper cut-outs, pixelation).


100 Ideas that Changed the Web

ISBN: 9781780673707

This innovative title looks at the history of the Web from its early roots in the research projects of the US government to the interactive online world we know and use today.


A/V A to Z: An Encyclopedic Dictionary of Media, Entertainment and Other Audiovisual Terms

ISBN: 9780786495566

Defining more than 10,000 words and phrases from everyday slang to technical terms and concepts, this dictionary of the audiovisual language embraces more than 50 subject areas within film, television, and home entertainment.


An Illustrated Dictionary of the Third Reich

ISBN: 9780786473724

This dictionary gives an enormous amount of basic information on the Third Reich era by listing, and often depicting, German terms connected to Nazism and the Germany of World War II.


An Introduction to Information Design

ISBN: 9781780673387

This invaluable guide provides a creative, informative, and practical introduction to the general principles of information design. With chapters on understanding the audience, structure, legibility and readability, selection of media, experimentation, and multi-platform delivery, An Introduction to Information Design gives a complete overview of this fundamental aspect of visual communication.


Barron's IB Biology Studies

ISBN: 9781438003399

Barron's is pleased to offer a brand new review guide for the IB Biology exam. The content of the exam is compiled from the newly revised IB Biology course syllabus.


Computer: A History of the Information Machine

ISBN: 9780813345918

Computer: A History of the Information Machine traces the history of the computer and shows how business and government were the first to explore its unlimited, information-processing potential. This third edition provides updated analysis on software and computer networking, including new material on the programming profession, social networking, and mobile computing. It expands its focus on the IT industry with fresh discussion on the rise of Google and Facebook as well as how powerful applications are changing the way we work, consume, learn, and socialize.


Landscape Architecture: An Introduction

ISBN: 9781780672700

Aimed at prospective and new students, this book gives a comprehensive introduction to the nature and practise of landscape architecture, the professional skills required and the latest developments.


National Geographic Video Collection

ISBN: 9781583701256

From National Geographic, one of the most trusted names in education, this video collection contains visually-rich and captioned video clips covering a range of disciplines including Astronomy, Anthropology, Atmospheric Science, Botany, Chemistry, Geography, Zoology and more.


National Portrait Gallery Image Collection


Founded in 1856, the aim of the National Portrait Gallery, London is "to promote through the medium of portraits the appreciation and understanding of the men and women who have made and are making British history and culture, and ... to promote the appreciation and understanding of portraiture in all media". The Gallery holds the most extensive collection of portraits in the world.


Product Design

ISBN: 9781856697514

Product Design offers a broad and comprehensive introduction to the field of product design and the key role of product designers. It follows through all the stages and activities involved in the creation of a new product -- from concept design to manufacture, prototyping to marketing.


Textile Design

ISBN: 9781856696876

This book offers students and those wishing to enter a career in textile design a basic grounding in its three main disciplines - printed, woven and mixed media.


The Lesbian and Gay Movements

ISBN: 9780813348490

The Lesbian and Gay Movements explores this dilemma in both contemporary and historical contexts, describing the sources of these conflicts, to what extent the conflicts have been resolved, and how they might be resolved in future.


Visual Merchandising

ISBN: 9781856697637

A great introduction for retail students, this book offers a user-friendly reference guide to all aspects of visual merchandising and covers both window dressing and in-store areas. Using examples from a range of shops, from fashion emporia to small outlets, the book offers practical advice on the subject, supported by hints and tips from established visual merchandisers.


Updated Complete Core titles:


Black's Veterinary Dictionary

ISBN: 9781408175729

Black's Veterinary Dictionary has been a bestseller for over seventy years. It is an essential reference tool for all with a professional or leisure interest in the care of animals.


The A to Z of Corporate Social Responsibility

ISBN: 9780470686508

The A to Z of Corporate Social Responsibility is a unique publication and is the culmination of over a hundred of the world's leading thinkers, opinion formers, academic and business people providing an easy-to-use guide to CSR: from general concepts such as sustainability, stakeholder management, business ethics and human rights to more specific topics such as carbon trading, microfinance, biodiversity, the Base of the Pyramid model and globalisation. In addition to definitions of the most important terms across the wide range of CSR associated topics, this book also covers all the most important codes and guidelines, such as the Equator Principles, the UN Global Compact and ISO standards, as well as providing background on organizations such as the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and Transparency International and profiles of CSR in particular industries and regions.

Retired Complete Core Titles: 

Title Credo ISBN MARC 001 MARC 035 Publisher ISBN
9 Powerful Practices of Really Great Bosses 978-1-78402-156-6 9781784021566 862057651 978-1-60163-272-2
9 Powerful Practices of Really Great Teams 978-1-78402-157-3 9781784021573 862057670 978-1-60163-264-7

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